United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Position: Design Manager
United Way of Greater Cincinnati, recognized as one of the strongest United Ways in the country, has an immediate opening for a creative, dynamic, energetic, self-starter to join the Marketing Team.

Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will lead the artistic and creative direction for United Way and will guide the department in developing the design aesthetic for the organization.  They will lead the effort to ensure consistency across all visual elements of the brand and across all print, digital and experiential mediums. 

The Design Manager will build a consistent brand experience across multiple marketing touch-points and audiences; establish a process for creative development that starts with strategic requirements, leverages customer insights and timely reviews from stakeholders, and effective collaboration across the entire design organization.  Concept, design and produce design solutions for all products, events and donor engagements; direct photography and video creation to align with creative direction.  Use own original and creative thinking to develop concepts and finished design solutions from rough ideas, and present creative concepts to internal clients.  Lead in the creative direction and development of all design elements for team members and stakeholders.  Budget management, metrics and ROI for projects.

A minimum of five years’ of art/creative, direction, design or multimedia experience and a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field preferred.  Experience building a brand in multiple markets.  Creative portfolio of results oriented work that shows a diversity of experience across both online and offline media including video development.  Strong business acumen, with a solid understanding of how to achieve business objectives while meeting an expected brand standard and high bar for aesthetic quality.  Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft office products (specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.  Competency in Adobe Creative Suite and other design platforms for print and digital, web development, HTML and CSS experience required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills required, including public speaking and presentation skills.  Ability to work under deadlines and manage multiple projects.  

How to apply: If you are right for our mission-driven team, submit your resume (Reference PRCM) and creative/writing samples by Monday, March 6, 2017 to: Human Resources Department, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1478 or Human.resources@uwgc.org or FAX 513-762-7146.

 UWGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity and Inclusion